What’s better than House of Gucci ? Garage of Gucci
Adam Driver and Lady Gaga may get top billing in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, but we think the cars are the real stars.
The Gucci story of ambition, betrayal, revenge, and murder is based (loosely) around the lives of Patrizia Reggiani; her husband, Maurizio Gucci; and their complex relationship with the famous fashion dynasty. As their wealth accumulated, so did Maurizio’s car collection, which in real life often bore the plates “Mauizia.”
“Money cannot buy happiness, but … it’s much better to have money than not to have it,” Patrizia famously declared. Then, proving to have not only a passion for the cash that came from fashion, but also the vehicles that followed, she added, “It’s better to cry in a Rolls-Royce than be happy on a bicycle.”
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Here’s a quick rundown on the movie’s key players and their cars:
Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver)
Maurizio’s Maserati is the young Gucci’s first taste of automotive excellence. Later, celebrating a huge investment in the business, he gets behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Countach. Perhaps the most important vehicle turns out to be a two-wheeler, however, as Maurizio makes a daring escape on his Ducati.
Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga)
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Patrizia’s trucking company boss father may not have the wealth of the Guccis, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t without a stylish ride. Patrizia drives a Fiat 124 Spider before swapping it for a life of chauffeur-driven luxury.
Aldo Gucci (Al Pacino)
Talking of chauffeurs, patriarch Aldo Gucci prefers to be driven rather than sully his hands with a steering wheel. We see him with a wonderful Heckflosse Mercedes-Benz fintail in Italy and a Lincoln Continental in New York.
Paolo Gucci (Jared Leto)
Maurizio’s cousin Paolo’s flamboyant fashion sense is matched by the wonderful pasha interior of his Porsche 924.
Domenico de Sole (Jack Huston)
Gucci family advisor Domenico is another Porsche fan, turning up in his slick black 911 Targa.